Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Classy Cargo Dress

Well, this one's been a long time a-comin'! First I kept procrastinating on starting the sewing, then I finally finished it a couple weeks ago, but my model had scheduling conflicts and didn't show up until yesterday for the photo shoot.

It was quite a windy day, as the photos will show you. Forgive me for posting so many, but as I was going through them, they were just so fun that I couldn't resist sharing a bunch! (I also skipped a bunch more!)

This is the Classy Cargo Dress, from the pattern by Olive Ann Designs. The fabric is Jess's Spring Quartet babywale corduroy, designed for Cloud9 Fabrics.

It was definitely not a good hair day! But at least it was warm enough (80°) for a sleeveless dress. Note that the fingernails and toenails happened to coordinate very well!

The dress has a little kick pleat in the back to allow for easy movement.

The pattern also includes a size for an 18" doll. I of course had to make that one, too, to match!

Wind was still a problem for the hair. Kit's held a little better than Courtney's.

Kit had her own photo shoot a couple weeks ago. It wasn't windy that day.

I particularly love this last photo. It looks like it belongs in a fashion magazine, don't you think?

That's it for now. I hope you enjoy the pics as much as I do and maybe even got some giggles. I'll come back (tomorrow?) and tell you more about the pattern, etc. I have a few tips to share in case anyone's interested in sewing the dress.


Jessica Jones said...

These. Are. Awesome.

Grandma G said...

Well thank you very much, Jess! My model did a great job, didn't she? ❤️

Geneviève said...

Did you say it was a windy day? We all need the name of the hairspray Kit uses.

Seems like you both had lots of fun! Nice work, modeling, sewing and photography! :)

Grandma G said...

Thank you, Gen! It was a fun shoot - one had to be silly, because there was no way we could get perfect photos. 😉

If you had hair as stiff as Kit's, you wouldn't need much hairspray, either. 😂

Kristine said...

Love, Love, LOVE that pattern and material! I'd like that pattern for me and i'm 45! lol

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Kristine! Too bad it doesn't come in a bigger size, because I think a lot of women would like it. Maybe there's something similar out there?

annie dee said...

Wow. I love this! I hope it stays warm enough so your model can continue to have opportunities to wear it. I love that Kit got her own version too. Nicely done! Jessica's baby wale corduroy fabric is a great choice for the pattern.

Grandma G said...

Thank you so much, Annie Dee! It's been rather chilly lately, but a cardigan always works! 😉

Kim said...

I miss seeing your beautiful model. Love the pictures!

Grandma G said...

Thank you, Kim! I guess I should make her work more often, right? 😉😘